Generation 2.0

Wednesday 26 May

Attend Live or Virtual Event

in-depth learning sessions plenary day  

re-engineering the grid    future retail    C&I energy management   

                                                           energy policy forum register

Opening remarks from the chair

Lillian Patterson
Director Energy Transformation
Clean Energy Council

Meeting the environmental and commercial challenges facing energy generators
Next steps in Australia's renewable energy transition

Darren Miller
Chief Executive Officer

Partner Presentation
Managing the transition from coal-fired generation - how Stanwell is evolving its business
  • Getting the best out of existing assets through initiatives that support a low carbon future
  • Operational strategies for end-of-life assets that support local economies
  • Building the resilience of our employees and our communities
  • Working in partnership with state and local government, community and private business to support the transition.

Richard Van Breda
Chief Executive Officer

Morning tea in the expo hall
Ensuring new projects are meeting market demands – firming, location and price
Chasing the dream of 100 per cent renewable electricity, a highly reliable grid and significantly cheaper wholesale prices
  • Moving from an energy grid powered by coal to one powered by renewables
  • Building the 50GW of renewable and dispatchable energy required by AEMO's blueprint
  • Creating a modern energy system – who pays for it?

Ross Edwards
Markets Executive

Practicalities of market forces on energy generation
  • Riding the real-life effects of FCAS
  • How market volatility creates higher electricity costs
  • Dealing with negative pricing events
  • Solutions to stabilise supply and firm prices

Andrew Bills
Chief Executive Officer
CS Energy

AI-based trading to navigate price volatility
  • Using a range of inputs and machine learning algorithm to predict prices
  • Optimising local constraints to recommend bids that maximise financial returns
  • AI enhancing technical, physical and commercial aspects of power station operations

John Cole
Chief Executive Officer
Edify Energy

Maximising post-commission cost reductions in wind farms using data intelligence and clear valuation of installed asset base
  • Accelerating the uptake of renewables through Further Cost of Energy improvements
  • Empowering renewable facility operators with data capture and ease of interpretation
  • How cross-platform capabilities are essential as generation portfolios expand
  • Achieving long and successful renewable asset life:  The Right to Repair and the ability to customize solutions to meet local regulatory needs

Thomas Mills
SCADA International (Energy ROI)

Duncan Livingston
Sales Engineer
SCADA International (Energy ROI)

Networking lunch in the expo hall
Understanding the investment drivers in today’s energy landscape
PANEL DISCUSSION: Boom or Bust? Investment in generation projects
  • What are the factors influencing generation project investors in Australia?
  • Which type of projects do investors feel most comfortable with?
  • How should energy generation projects be positioned to make them financially attractive?


Catriona McLeod
Investment Director
Esco Pacific


Leonard Quong
Head of Australia Research

Kane Thornton
Chief Executive
Clean Energy Council

Kirsten Hannan
Divisional Director
Macquarie Capital

CASE STUDY: Why Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) is choosing to invest in the Star of the South project in Australia
  • Meeting Generator Performance Standards
  • Getting physically connected to the grid
  • Finding buyers for output

Casper Frost Thorhauge
Chief Executive Officer
Star of the South

Exploring the potential for commercially viable at-scale hydrogen in Australia

Craig de Laine
Executive General Manager Customer and Strategy
Australian Gas Infrastructure Group (AGIG)

Afternoon tea in the expo hall
Mitigating contract, construction and connection risks to ensure new projects are profitable
Overcoming the barriers to getting renewable energy into the market
  • Building in transmissions and interconnectors to meet standards
  • Coping with AEMO’s marginal loss factors (MLF)
  • Finding buyers for generated power

Ian Learmonth
Chief Executive Officer
Clean Energy Finance Corporation

Partner Presentation
CASE STUDY: Silicon Power Plant – realising the potential of 1414 Degrees’ thermal energy storage
  • Strategies in place to ensure project deliverables are achieved
  • Discussion around acquisition of the site and taking a staged approach to development
  • Heat integration opportunities and disruption to the energy landscape

Jamie Summons
Managing Director
1414 Degrees

Closing remarks from the chair
End of Generation 2.0 Stream